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March 30, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emboldened by growing membership and political clout, a feisty Los Angeles labor movement is planning a summer of high-profile and potentially disruptive actions, demanding a "fair share" of the region's prosperity. A hint of what's ahead came Tuesday night, when a downtown rally drew an estimated 8,000 union members, including teachers, painters, janitors, actors and sheriff's deputies--the largest such gathering in Los Angeles in years.
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NEWS
June 19, 2012 | By Alana Semuels
Once again taking on the role of working-class man in the White House, Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a gathering of public employee unions Tuesday, rallying them to fight against what he called “the greatest assault on working-class people and their unions that I've seen in my lifetime. " Speaking to a cheering crowd at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Biden praised the work of public employees who plow roads during blizzards, put out fires and drive ambulances -- a story line that experts say public employee unions have not been successful enough at promoting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1998 | Cecilia Rasmussen
I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, Alive as you or me. Says I, "But Joe, you're 10 years dead." "I never died, " says he. . . . And standing there, as big as life, And smiling with his eyes, Joe says, "What they forgot to kill Went on to organize." --Alfred Hayes and Earl Robinson * From the docks of San Pedro to the copper mines of Utah, Joe Hill was a legendary union agitator who helped form the Industrial Workers of the World and was immortalized in song and story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
It has taken almost a year, but Tessie Costales says she and her fellow nurses are thrilled that they were finally able to vote for a new collective bargaining representative. "We want a democratic union where there is member involvement in determining what is safe and good for our patients, and what is safe and good for our members," said Costales, a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center. The votes of Costales and hundreds of other nurses at the Kaiser facility are scheduled to be counted this week -- the latest development in a monumental intra-union struggle for the hearts and minds of California healthcare workers.
OPINION
March 20, 1994 | Mike Davis, Mike Davis is the author of "City of Quartz: Excavating the Future of Los Angeles" (Routledge, Chapman & Hill)
In "The Threepenny Opera," Bertolt Brecht gave an oppressed hotel maid an exquisite dream of revenge. Pirate Jenny summons "a ship with eight black sails and 50 cannons" to render justice on her exploiters ("and when their heads roll, I'll say, 'Hoop-la!' "). In Los Angeles, as hotel corporations know too well, that militant ship of justice with the black sails is Local 11 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | By Alana Semuels
Once again taking on the role of working-class man in the White House, Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a gathering of public employee unions Tuesday, rallying them to fight against what he called “the greatest assault on working-class people and their unions that I've seen in my lifetime. " Speaking to a cheering crowd at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Biden praised the work of public employees who plow roads during blizzards, put out fires and drive ambulances -- a story line that experts say public employee unions have not been successful enough at promoting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
It has taken almost a year, but Tessie Costales says she and her fellow nurses are thrilled that they were finally able to vote for a new collective bargaining representative. "We want a democratic union where there is member involvement in determining what is safe and good for our patients, and what is safe and good for our members," said Costales, a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center. The votes of Costales and hundreds of other nurses at the Kaiser facility are scheduled to be counted this week -- the latest development in a monumental intra-union struggle for the hearts and minds of California healthcare workers.
NEWS
November 3, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The memory sometimes seems like a dream from another life, but more than half a century later, Emil Tsipan, resident of the Soviet Union, vividly recalls the look of the land he was born in and wants to return to. At a wonderful spot by the sea called Santa Monica, he remembers, there was this broad beach where he frolicked as a boy. Every year, at the house on Madden Avenue where he and his parents lived, a new license plate for their car arrived in the mail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
With the fate of the city's medical marijuana industry in question, workers at more than a dozen Los Angeles pot shops have formed a labor union in part to help ward off a proposed citywide ban on dispensaries. The employees joined the ranks of grocery workers, healthcare providers and pharmacists at the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 770. At a news conference Thursday, the president of the union vowed to leverage the "full force" of its 35,000 members to keep dispensaries open.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1999
The U.S. economy is expected to have added jobs at a rapid pace in February, driving total employment growth since November to more than 1 million, analysts said. The number of nonfarm jobs, to be reported today by the Labor Department, is expected to have risen by 240,000 in February. That would follow gains of 245,000 jobs in January, 298,000 in December and 270,000 in November. The jobs report probably will also show that the unemployment rate held steady at 4.
NEWS
March 30, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emboldened by growing membership and political clout, a feisty Los Angeles labor movement is planning a summer of high-profile and potentially disruptive actions, demanding a "fair share" of the region's prosperity. A hint of what's ahead came Tuesday night, when a downtown rally drew an estimated 8,000 union members, including teachers, painters, janitors, actors and sheriff's deputies--the largest such gathering in Los Angeles in years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1998 | Cecilia Rasmussen
I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, Alive as you or me. Says I, "But Joe, you're 10 years dead." "I never died, " says he. . . . And standing there, as big as life, And smiling with his eyes, Joe says, "What they forgot to kill Went on to organize." --Alfred Hayes and Earl Robinson * From the docks of San Pedro to the copper mines of Utah, Joe Hill was a legendary union agitator who helped form the Industrial Workers of the World and was immortalized in song and story.
OPINION
March 20, 1994 | Mike Davis, Mike Davis is the author of "City of Quartz: Excavating the Future of Los Angeles" (Routledge, Chapman & Hill)
In "The Threepenny Opera," Bertolt Brecht gave an oppressed hotel maid an exquisite dream of revenge. Pirate Jenny summons "a ship with eight black sails and 50 cannons" to render justice on her exploiters ("and when their heads roll, I'll say, 'Hoop-la!' "). In Los Angeles, as hotel corporations know too well, that militant ship of justice with the black sails is Local 11 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union.
NEWS
November 3, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The memory sometimes seems like a dream from another life, but more than half a century later, Emil Tsipan, resident of the Soviet Union, vividly recalls the look of the land he was born in and wants to return to. At a wonderful spot by the sea called Santa Monica, he remembers, there was this broad beach where he frolicked as a boy. Every year, at the house on Madden Avenue where he and his parents lived, a new license plate for their car arrived in the mail.
NEWS
October 30, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Qantas Airways flights from Los Angeles were scheduled to resume Sunday night after the airline had shut down operations worldwide over the weekend because of conflicts with employee unions. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) reported on Facebook and Twitter that flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia and Auckland, New Zealand, would be departing the airport. The airline usually operates 34 departures a week from LAX. The airline posted an announcement for L.A. passengers on its website: "If you are booked on a flight that is scheduled to depart from Los Angeles on Sunday 30th or Monday 31 October (local time)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1991
A coalition of unions representing Los Angeles Unified School District employees on Monday asked the district to cut deeper into its administrative budget rather than require employees to accept cuts in pay and benefits. Faced with declining state funding, the school board last month voted to negotiate $50 million in compensation cuts with employee unions as part of a $241-million package of cuts to the district's $4-billion budget.
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